Lobbying and Campaigning

Recently there have been countless proposals, reports, investigations and legislative changes to the property sector across the UK. We are in the thick of it, placing issues on the agenda, commenting in the media and challenging decision makers on the issues that matter to you.

Learn more about the major changes to the industry that are affecting you and your business. Read our research that helps shape the arguments we make in media, whilst working with other organisations and in our consultation responses.

Ban on agent fees

Ban on agent fees

The Ban on Letting Agent Fees

Government's in England and Wales are looking into the possibility of banning fees that agents charge to their tenants. Read more...

Client Money Protection

Client Money Protection

All agents managing lettings in England will need to belong to an approved CMP scheme by 1 April 2019. Read more...

Immigration Act

Immigration Act

View useful links and frequently asked questions about the Immigration Act and Right to Rent checks here. Read more...

Paperwork

General Data Protection Regulation

On 25 May 2018 GDPR will come into force, if you haven't already started putting a plan into place, now is the time. Read more...

Regulation in Scotland

Scotland Agent Regulation

The Scottish Letting Agent Register is now open for applications, join before 1 October 2018 to avoid the late fee. Read more...

Rent Smart Wales

Rent Smart Wales

Private landlords with property in Wales are required to register both themselves and their rental properties. Read more...

Red and blue door

Housing and Planning Act

The Housing and Planning Act introduces new rules that landlords and letting agents need to be aware of. Read more...

Housing research

Housing Research

Study our research into the UK housing market. Our recent report focused on Brexit and the Property Market. Read more...

PRS reports

Private Rented Sector Reports

View reports containing research gathered from our members through our online survey. Read more...

Consultation responses

Consultation Responses

We respond to public consultations making our views clear on proposed legislation or the effects of existing policy. Read more...

 

Latest News

Renters to have major influence on outcome of next general election

15 October 2018

New research from insurance giants, AXA Insurance shows that future elections are set to be influenced much more powerfully by the UK’s growing contingent of private renters than ever before. Read More...

Cover your liabilities by performing professional inventory inspections

15 October 2018

As lettings agents it’s essential that you understand that inspections and inventory checks are conducted to service landlords and your tenants. However, it's also essential to protect your own company's liabilities and those of your landlord when it comes to compliance controls and health, safety and security checks. Read More...

SNP Party Conference on housing

15 October 2018

On 7-9 October the Scottish National Party (SNP) had their national conference in Glasgow. So what did it hold for housing? Read More...

How to contact a Universal Credit Full Service Case Manager

12 October 2018

If you rent to tenants who are claiming Universal Credit (UC), it has now become easier for you to speak directly to the Full Service Case Manager dealing with their claim. Read More...

Government moves a step closer to full regulation of the industry

12 October 2018

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced today that a new working group will be set up, tasked with raising standards across the housing sector. Read More...